(incl. Quatrains V 57, IV 27, VI  41, X 29, V 7, IX 7, III 65 and VI 57)

The works of Nostradamus, the Chinese I Ching and Life Itself have one thing in common; a natural absence of purely yes or purely no answers. White contains a growing blackness. And vice versa. Binary responses belong within IT’s basic babble or the mystical hobby of table tapping. Complete information belongs to chess games ever but real battles never. Some personalities cannot cope with this and hate to improvise their performances, they needs must legislate for all eventualities in advance.

Tracking & Tracing’ any  one subject in the ‘Opera Nostradamus’ is so difficult that we may never fully understand the Centuries as a whole other than by isolated quatrains and the few small clusters of these. Is it worth trying? I think everything is worth trying as Nostredame is hoping that we will diminish world suffering without employing rich organizations, armed forces and the global politicizers (which by their in-house agendas are actually major causes and not cures of suffering in the world). All clues are worthwhile.

With everything he wrote, Nostredame held up his own ‘divine astrology’ as the arch across twin pillars of Platonism and Pythagorean philosophy. He celebrated his visions as a presumed direct link to Great God and the Universal Plan, which might yet turn out to be true despite that this enrages some folk, especially Michel’s contemporaries. Yet his work has far less religious references and far more classical figures than most writers had customarily employed just one hundred years before.

Not only is Nostredame’s quatrainology in the Centuries a tricky kind of read: the prose Fardements and Jams Treatise (composed 1552, published 1555) is equally hard to follow. It is in unrelieved jargon, barely comprehensible in parts and got printed up from his odd orthography in a way that illogical variations occur from one page to another, although the overall effect can draw compliments. Here’s a section translated by me, probably inadequately, that may provide some clue as to his mysterious travels:

“the sovereign Sun does not like to make me a participant in its immense splendour: but by wishing me out in the world to learn and understand qualities, complexings and nations of people, & to see the leniency & the inclemency in those atmospheres, and the various nations of the world, equally for the cognizance in simple that in some areas are, in others are not: and mainly to see the antique topographies
(here meaning artificial features and cultural differentiations)made in the times of the Romans.” Near to the beginning of the Treatise, Nostradame wrote Sextrophaea natus Gallia* and allowed the frontispiece Michael Nostradamus Sextrophaeanus.

*”native of Gaulle originating from where are the monument of ‘Sextus’, Saint Paul-de-Mausole and the tower ‘Sainte Trophime d’Arles’.

To make the Nostradamus Centuries quatrain matters worse he jumbled-up these, out of their original sets, so that the order and numbers in the Centuries offers no consistent clue.

(But see X 27 and VII 11 and IX 21  HISTORY ALMOST BY NUMBERS)

So can his subsets be ‘tracked and traced’? It’s probably worthwhile to quickly check the quatrains listed either side of the one we are investigating if only to warm-up our receptivity to a quite alien universe. And sometimes quatrains do appear to be in pairs. Otherwise, at first look, all seems confuscation.

Here’s one meandering trip I took through the Centuries:

Nostradamus Quatrain V 57

1557 Lyon Du Rosne

Istra du mont Gaulfier (Gaulsier) & Aventin,
Qui par le trou aduertira l’armee:
Entre deux rocz sera/fera prins le butin,
De Sext. mansol faillir la renommee.

Out of OR History of the Mont Gaulfier/Mont Gaulsier and Aventin,
Who through the hole rallies the waiting troop:
Between two rocks will take in hand the bounty,
Revelation from Sext. Mausole to fail.

As usual the antique typeset used confounds the letters ‘f’ and ‘s’.

For fans of the premier balloon brothers, let’s get the hot air out of our system first:
Presuming for a moment that this should read Mont Gaulfier I see the first two lines contain all the letters from the Montgolfiers’ descriptive term ‘globe aerostatique’ but only if we assume that there is some Anagrammaticus Nostradamus that encourages us to substitute any letter for ‘&’, as many researchers have claimed. In this particular case we need to make the letter ‘b’. Otherwise, we can find with greater ease their original trade term ‘Montgolfiere’ or else the familiar name of the most inventive brother, ‘Etienne’.  From the first line alone we can immediately extract seigneur-monsieur-freres-monstre d’aviation as well as Montgolfier, but not at the same time. Intentional? Well, we can extract the OF word ‘intentional’ as well! Up, up and away!

Line 1 ‘Istra’ may be plain ‘out of’ or it could be the word ‘istore’, an “ensemble des connaissances relatives à l’évolution de l’humanité, science” (Thirteenth Century, ‘Trésor’, Bruno Latin, ed. Fr. Carmody) the forerunner of ‘histoire’.

Probably we are at ‘Gaussier Mountain’ (once named Gaulsier) which places us in Nostredame’s homeland. The name Aventin is as oddly familiar as Avalon. The famous hill of Rome would be OF ‘l’Aventine’. There is even a large Medieval house in Prague named the Palace Aventin. Saint-Aventin in France is of the Midi Pyrenees, near-enough to the wanderer Nostredame’s home territory.

Line 2. In OF ‘advertira’ is a little odd but in Old Occitan ‘aver i a’ could be like ‘il y a’ or ‘to aver that there is’. Or possibly it’s linked to ‘advertance’, to turn your attention upon something. (Opposite of ‘avert’.) From the English verb ‘to advertise’ we could deduce ‘signals’ or ‘attracts’ but a similarity to OF ‘adverse’ might indicate ‘opposes the enemy’. Modern French yields up ‘warns, alerts’. So I’ll plump for a cross between represents, concentrates, opposes the enemy and alerts … ‘rallies’ might do that.

Line 3. OF ‘prins’ is either prince or it’s ‘prens’ out of ‘prendre’: ‘take’ or ‘take in hand’. OF ‘butin’ gives us ‘booty prised from the enemy’ or else bounty though in specific circumstances this latter meaning can drift.

Line 4.In the Twelfth Century we could find ‘renommée’ as meaning both “voix publique qui annonce quelque action remarquable” and “personnage allégorique” (‘Troie’, Benôit de Ste-Maure, ed. Constans). Putting the two together we can get something like,

P.R. release + allegorical reputation = a forged revelation.

More history in the making: we have here a raider (at a time of construction or destruction) who makes his agile way into a high cavity while his enemies gather or his comrades wait below and removes the booty stowed therein. This does the repute of the monument at Mausol no good at all. This monument in St. Remy, known as Sextus’s Arch (it has ‘SEX.’ carved upon the arch) was renowned in Nostredame’s day.

Or else Line 4 reads that this Nostradamus Quatrain’s revelation is wrong, misunderstood or ignored and V 57 is then a sandwich, the outer lines framing the vision found in the two inner lines.

A further monument to ‘Sextus’ – Sextus Florentinus, Roman Governor of Arabia – is to be found at Petra, a sensational city of fine architecture carved into and upon high rockfaces of a deep pink chalky colour. As well as famous tombs, a theatre, a monastery, layered cisterns with plumbing and an ancient height with a drainage channel and hole for animal blood sacrifices (that is approached by passing between two 7m. high rock oblesisks carved out of the mountain) it had splendid fountains and gardens irrigated by underground pipes. Many cultures have contributed toPetra. The earliest construction was by the Edomites. (TheGarden of Edom?) Not only is it chambered like a ‘house of many mansions’ but it lacks any harsh effects of sunlight much like the White City in Revelation.

The gens/gentes Sextius (plebiean version Sextilla) was a patronymic surname originating from the forename Sextus. The forenames used by the Sexti Numerius were numerous, including Quintus Sextius a famed Roman Pythagorean philosopher. Just to confuse the issue, ‘The Sentences of Sextus’ likely got written by Sextius whilst his son who was perhaps Sextius Niger possibly wrote about pharmacology, probably in Greek.

‘Mansol’ is a family name (the invention ‘mansoleum’ reflects ‘mausoleum’) but most probably this is the caring St. Paul-de-Mausole. Sadly, the starry Van Gogh rested there.

Here’s a sort of companion quatrain:

Nostradamus Quatrain IV 27

1555 Lyon Bonhomme

Salon, Mansol, Tarascon, de SEX. l’arc,
Ou est debout encor la piramide:
Viendront liurer le prince Dannemarc
Rachat honny au temple d’Artemide.

Salon, Mausol, Tarascon, the arch of ‘SEX.’,
Where the pyramid is still standing,
Will become placed in the hands of of the prince Dannemarc
Payment for a transgression is wraught at theTemple of Artemis.

Well, I suppose the small towns of Salon, Tarascon and the St. Paul-de-Mausole monastery complex were each a hamlet once compared with the modern conurbations. What’s that to the Prince of Denmark?

There are certainly some ‘on the ground’ enthusiasts today who say that a stone standing in the quarry at St.Remy is called ‘le pyramid’ and that the local ‘Temple of Artemis’ was there undiscovered in the Sixteenth Century. On the other hand, the ‘Sextus’ monument is sort-of-pyramidal once we allow for that geometric form being a little less than sacred and it does have a nice arched construction in front of it. Is there a more sensible interpretation of ‘le prince Annemarc’ available?

Nostradamus Quatrain VI  41

1557 Lyon Du Rosne

Le second chef du regne Dannemarc,
Par ceulx de Frise & l’isle Britannique,
Fera despendre plus de cent mille marc,
Vain exploicter voyage en Italique.

The next-in-line to the Dannemarc throne.
Through those of Frisia and of the British isle,
Will spend more than one hundred thousand marks,
A vain exploit (it is) the tour inItaly/in Italics.

Line 4 OF ‘Italique/ytalique’ could be ‘Italy-like/Italian’ (so rending an account for some grand wasted expense that has not yet been audited in detail by the book-keepers of history) or italic letters like ‘ytalliques’. (Possibly a command mistaken by the printer).

 A Prince of Denmark? William III, the Prince of Orange was a Frisian, Netherlander, who by marriage in 1677 ruled over England and Ireland. For nine years from 1688 he allied with other European Protestant countries including ‘l’isle Britannique’ to fight Catholic France’s Louis XIV and his allies. (In 1672 the stronger Louis had even attempted to extract a reparation from the Dutch ‘warmonger’ under weight of arms.) Marrying himself to the English throne in 1677 had caused King Louis to sue for peace with the Prince King. After Mary Stuart, Queen of England, died childless in 1694 and William of Orange had died quite suddenly in 1702, her throne was passed to her sister Princess Anne. (The Protestant sisters, Mary and Anne, were next in line as their despotic father James, a convinced Catholic, had been obliged to take exile.) Prince William III of Orange died when his horse put its hoof into a mole hole. As Winston Churchill later described it, this”opened the door to a troop of lurking foes”.

(See the Nostradamus Quatrain V 57 above)

Denmark-Norway was a tied kingdom until 1814. The Danish Reformation had started in Nostredame’s youth during which time he was well aware of the neighbouring ‘Salon, Mausol, Tarascon, the arch of Sext.’ and whilst visiting these Michel may have had daytime visions of a Protestant Prince and the attempt by a King to wraught cash compensation from him for leading a Protestant coalition against the then-mighty France. This unlikely daydream of his (via my own) could render the Roman Church as the Temple of Artemis, i.e. as paganized as Protestants claimed. Or we could be talking Roman stoneworks.

Glanum Ruins is one of the best. There is a mausolée des Jules in the vicinity from which Tenth Century St.Paul-de-Mausole gets part of its name. St.Rémy, Glanum and St.Paul-de-Mausole are close-grouped and near enough to Tarascon. In beautiful surroundings, a well-preserved pre-Christian funerary monument there was of the gens Juli. The design is unique, widest at the rectangular base and rising to a rounded point. There are sculpted sides supporting a ‘double-entry’ triumphal arch intended to celebrate a father and his son. On top of this is a smaller rounded temple and it tapers up by way of a pyramidal roof sheltering a dedicated pair of figurines. It predated by 40 years the delapidated Arc de Triomphe (which was the source of SEX.) with its exquisite reliefs. As well as SEX., Nostredame sometimes uses the term ‘Sext.’ confirming that he believed that it referenced Sextus Sextius.

We now have two distinct branches to follow: MANSOL (Mansol) and Dannemarc (Annemarc).

MANSOL, Mansol, mansol, Mauseole, Mausole  and mensolee seem linked and crop up in the quatrains X 29, VIII 34, IX 85 and VIII 46: all appearing first in the 1568 Lyon Benoist Rigaud edition.

I’ll sneak a peep at one:

Nostradamus Quatrain X 29

1568 Lyon Benoist Rigaud

De Pol M A N S O L dans cauerne caprine
Caché & prins extrair hoes par la barbe,
Captif mené comme beste mastine
Par Begourdans amenee pres de Tarbe.

Line 1. The capitalization of MANSOL suggests it is an angram for a proper noun and Pol must be Paul, I guess. The well-known hospitallery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole is at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

Although ‘caprine’ could be Capricorn the Goat. ‘The Sign of Capricorn’s grotto’ sounds a little dubious. Maybe it’s the cave of a flock of goats, a famous goat or even a goat-herder.

Line 2, OF ‘hoes’ may look like the English word hoe but that would be OF ‘houe’ and in this context it is probably excessive licence for OF ‘au-dehors’, the outside. OF ‘barbe’ is often beard but it could be the tipof a horn, a hook or a barb. Here’s a light-hearted translation:

At Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Capricorn’s grotto,
Hiding but seized, extracted by the beard/the horn/the hook:
The captive/catch/victim carried out as/as if/a domestic animal
By Bigourdans come near to Tarbes.

All in all, this makes it sound more like a black ritual or surgical operation, possibly a circumcision or gland removal. Or just ‘gone fishing’ with the obligatory sweep that “It was as big as …” provided by Line 3.

Line 4. Matters Bigorre are called Bigourdan. Bigorre (pronounced Bigòrra in Gascony as in Ireland) is in the South West of France on the northern slopes of the Pyrénées, once an independent countship with a horizontal pair of red lions rampant on its heraldic display.

‘Lyon over Lyon’ or ‘Lion over Lion’ also shows up in Nostradamus Quatrain VIII 34 (this quatrain is featured on many pages, please use the search box)

The so-called Cathars or Albigensians destroyed by Christian Crusaders became revived much later in the form of those remarkable old ladies called the Beguines or Beghards. However, ‘Begourdans’ is usually translated as Bigorres, highland-folk of a different language and ways who occasionally sallied down roughshod over the Languedoc-Provence lowlands.

Tarbes is Bigorre’s capital in the Haute-Pyrénées and which by the interpretation ‘Bigourdans come near to Tarbes’ confuses the reference in Line 1 to the monastic centre near to Nostredame’s birthplace; unless this is some very long-distance goat rustling. Altering this translation to ‘who come from’ or ‘who were supplied from’ makes better sense perhaps.

In a cave of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole a goat
Hidden and seized pulled outside by the beard:
Captive, led like a domestic beast
Driven nearly toTarbes by Bigorrans.

To borrow from my Article NOSTRADAMUS GEOGRAPHY’,

“Nostredame lived in a time of small but distinct regions and their overlords. Today we would regard his Provence motherland as really quite local to Languedoc-Dauphine, Narbonne, Rodez, Orange Principality, Venaissin, d’Auvergne-Forez, the Bighorro Pyrenees to the East and, over the state line to the West, the Italian land of Marquisat de Saluces.”

Legends spanned these lands and one was of a special mountain goat, possibly the one here captured by Bigorres who have ventured into this locality.

In the absence of any other identity for Pol Mansol,

(But see the reference to Nostradamus Quatrain VIII 46 in the Article ‘MALACHY’S POPES AND NOSTRADAMUS’)

or a broad enough knowledge of Bigorre history, this undated subject matter seems either trivial or a story that Nostredame enthused over but lacked enough space to fit in the punchline for although some day it could make more sense.

Now Dannemarc’s turn: does Dannemarc = d’Annemarc?

Nostredame repeats Annemarc and Dannemarc in the Centuries yet it is a largely unresolved identity. Although Annemarc contains the name Anne, who was in-line for the throne of England, if it had been Anglemarc instead of Annemarc then that would have been a more decisive clue.

Anne de Montmorency, d.1567, may well have worn Chantilly lace – below his beard. He was an older contemporary of Michel and a big noise at Court (‘le prince Annemarc’). He commanded Swiss troops in Italy and although they were defeated at La Bicocca in 1522 he was still promoted to Marshall of France. He was also made Grand Master of the Household (marc = money) then Constable of France. Anne joined François Ier  for his Netherlands campaign then marched to the relief of humidly sub-tropical Turin. Cooler Tournai across the North East border of France, long-famed for its stone products called Tournaisian Marble, is the oldest urban area in Belgium and boasts le Pont des Trous, the bridge of holes. Anne was hostaged to England in 1518 on behalf of King François I who had failed to honour his indebtedness for Tournai.

Anne de Montmorency countered the HRE’s forces by a scorched earth policy in Provence in 1536, evacuating Aix and moving to Genoa before returning to relieve Marseilles. Nostredame would have heard much about him. In his friend Ronsard’s ‘Epitaphes’ (1567 Lyons Didier) we find the name written as ‘Anne Duc de Mommorancy’. a spelling that may have been around for some time and  from which it is simple to extract ‘Annemarc’.

Annemarc = Anne the Marc (the Money) = Anne de Mommorancy?

It seems likely that Michel is often trying to tell us an obscure fact as only an ‘insider’ should but, understandably, has disguised this so heavily that we will never really understand. That is, without some own special insight of our own. We might then solve the multiple references in Nostradamus to Marble, Treasure and Tombs at a stroke.

The ringleader Quatrain, though not the most studied, is probably this:

Nostradamus Quatrain V 7

1557 Lyon Du Rosne

Du triumuir seront trouvez les oz,
Cherchant profond tresor aenigmatique,
Ceulx d’alentour ne seront repoz,
De concauer marbre & plomb metalique.

The bones of the triumvir will be found,
Whilst looking for profound enigmatic treasure,
Profoundly seeking out an enigmatic treasure,
Those in the environs will not relax/be free of troubles/rest in peace,
Of concave marble and metal lead. (grills)
Digging a hole (it is found to be) marbled and leaden.

‘Enigmatic’ means of an unfathomable exterior, not excluding lugubrity. A profound enigma is much more daunting. Treasure can be material or immaterial. So who are the triumvir and where would this happen?

(See lists of other ‘tri-’ contenders in my commentaries upon ‘Trinacrie’ which invention appears twice in the Epistle to the King)

About the Church Petrine. In legend, the purpled porphyry column believed to be the one upon which the cock stood whose crowing mortified the Apostle Peter is said to have been removed from Jerusalem by Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, to the Church in Rome. Their founder and her son, Emperor Constantine, had the sepulcher of St. Peter in Rome set in a grotto, a cube-shaped mausoleum of marble and porphyry. Through the leaden metallic grill behind the altar of Constantine’s own mausoleum can be seen a white marble wall evidently with vertical stripes of porphyry.

In Petrology, porphyry is a deep brown-to-purple igneous rock, only slightly metallic/leaden to the eye even when polished. It comes about by mixing sizes of crystals during a double cooling of the magma. The same natural process separates mixed metals into more distinct zones giving copper, tin and lead. To a painter, ‘Porphyry Marble’ is created by a red spotting technique whilst mixing. The beautiful ‘Egyptian Porphyry’ employs white lead in its ground. (Nostredame speaks of the cosmetic  use of white lead in his Treatise Fardements.) All these technical matters come together in something that mineralogists call ‘porphyric texture’ in granites and marbles.

Could “bones of the Triumvir” be the Petrine remains upon which the Vatican (and the Trine Convention of Nicea) had been founded? There are twin columns of the igneous rocks marble/porphyry, two rocks that frame the alleged St. Peter’s burial monument, excavated deep underneath the Basilica.

Archaeologists from Nazi Germany opened the sepulcher in 1942 and found nothing human. However, from a cavity in one wall covered in an odd scrawl were removed bones wrapped in Imperial purple. They were later recognized as the bones of a short old man and some animals including a pullet and a lamb. Some say this was the powerful magician/miracle worker, apparent levitator and ‘friend of royalty’ Simon Magus, mentioned in the New Testament. (Moses, Solomon and Enoch were also commonly thought of as magicians at the time of Constantine.)

Is Simon Magus the “great Roman” of Nostradamus? If so, has the fey cat been let out of theVaticanbag? After all it was he who first came toRome, after being rejected by the Apostles, and spread the trinity story – about himself. Three was the number of completion for the Hebrews (and in ancientChinawhere it represented God, Heaven and Earth inextricably bound) and he claimed that he had appeared among the Jews as the Son, among the Samarians as the Father and among other nations as the the Holy Spirit: a triumvirate.

These bones were removed by a German Papal agent* and put away, later to be lauded by theVaticanas the bones of St.Peter (by Pope Paul VI** in 1968) but without citing any specific evidence.

*Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Secretary for State under Pius XI the Pope who entered into the Treaty with Mussolini in 1927 that restored papal sovereignty to the Vatican) entrusted his obsessive intimate Monsignor Kaas with this task. (He had a similarly close relationship with a Jesuit called Lieder.) Kaas saw some similarity between papal absolutism and the ‘Führer Prinzip’ and had, they say, profoundly deep feelings about the Reich Concordat that restored the Canon law to Germany centuries after Martin Luther had done way with it. Evidently a co-operator in political carvery, the Pope also promoted the ideal of autosyncratic papal control of the Church, starting in 1939. (Perhjaps to his credit the Vatican was supposedly used as a conduit for secret negotiations between Britain and German military rebels in 1939, they say at some risk to Pope Pius.)

**Pope Paul VI had been the Under-Secretary for the Vatican State with connections to the German elite.

(For further reading search out the Internet article, ‘Lost History of Vatican’ by G. Symanzky, JD, also the Vanity Fair 1999 copyright article on Hitler and the Vatican.)

Nostradamus also has himself a future triumvirate in the three world leaders that he links and that mark the beginning of the end of world history:

Nostradamus Quatrain IX 7

1568 Lyon Benoit Rigaud

Le tiers premier pys que ne feit Neron,
Vuidex vaillant que sang humain respandre:
R’edifier sera le forneron,
Siecle d’or, mort, nouueau roy grand esclandre.

The third the worst, out-expoiting Nero,
Human blood to flow so that the valiant are emptied out/finished:
He will cause the ovens to be rebuilt,
Golden age dead, new King huge scandal.

Nostradamus Quatrain V 7 and IX 7 both find their echo in theEpistle to the King ,

“Roughly-speaking, the Antichrist will be the  infernal prince anew” and

“to the  ecclesiastics will come a total devastation” and

“by the presence in this Earthly existence of those three in hidden association who desire deaths, and insidiously set pitfalls for one another, and the renewed Triumvirate lasts seven years, such that the fame of that particular grouping will make its testaments global, and will uphold the offerings to its credited saints and immaculate host”

This seems to be a usurpation of the Church and the State’s powerbases, butchering whilst pretending to maintain the status quo. The Knights of Malta operate a tiered organization (including some surprising world figures) their most important centre being in Rome.What role will they play in this, as winners or losers?

Nostredame has written that it will seem like God has loosed Satan from his enforced tethering (achieved by one from the North-North-West, or thereabouts, according to the Preface to Cesar). This imprisonment of the De’er is a kind of time-marker.  I feel it started around the beginning of 2010 as many liars and cheats have fallen since then (though others have prospered). In the Epistle we are told of ‘universal peace’ after the Devil or Satan or Lucifer is banished from the World for a period “of a thousand years” – in accordance with the Book of Revelation – after which Satan returns and apparently meets with the one who had banished him/her/it, which is uncanny in itself. By Hebrew Bible-speak 1,000 years could equally mean 1,000 days or weeks or hours. Michel confirms it as years. In the interim, devil worship illicits a dim response and humanity alone is solely responsible for its indidividual and ‘corporate’ actions with no devilish disclaimers allowed. The universal peace with God/without the Devil may mean only that we are no longer nudged into doing right or wrong: our fate is in our own hands big time.

Are there succession-style shenanigans in the Vatican or is it all done by the white smoke of God pouring out upon an adoring crowd?

Nostradamus Quatrain III 65

1555 Lyon Bonhomme

Quand le sepulcre du grand Romain trouué,
Le iour apres sera esleu pontife,
Du senat gueres il ne sera prouué
Empoisonné son sang au sacré scyphe.

When the sepulchre of the great Roman (is) found,
The day after will be elected a pontiff,
Of the Conclave it will not be proven
Fatally poisoned, his blood on the sacred cipher.

Line 3, OF ‘gueres’  may be from ‘guéret’ an ‘Oil’ word found in the West of France on a par with vervactum, virgin-land, or else OF ‘guéer’ the verb for ‘flow of water’.In a figurative sense the ‘senat gueres’ would most probably be the Conclave of Cardinals of the Universal See.

Line 4 ‘scyphe’ is odd-looking. If it were ‘scythe’ it could also represent Saturn or Scythian or ‘barbare’ (1555, ‘Meslanges des Œuvres’, Ronsard, ed. Laumonier).Reading‘sacré scyphe’ as a two-word noun commonly evokes the Holy Grail. Could this be a misprint for a now unknown antique word resembling ‘sacréphysce’? Unlikely. The word ‘sacrifice’ has for long been in regular use and ‘physce’ has become ‘fiche’, a vine tie. ‘Scyphers’ is a family name and ‘cypher’ is an English spelling of cipher: ‘sacred cipher’ sounds like a romanticised view of DNA or a conspiracy-theorist’s ‘sacred blood-line’. The swastika has for long been a sacred cipher throughout Buddhism and some lesser-known religions of the East. More likely this would be the mark, ring or seal of a Christian religious personage, or simply his personal crucifix. A Cardinal or Pope fits to that definitionally.

Was a Pope elected the day after a sepulchre was uncovered? Well, as the late Pius XI was being buried so Pius XII authorized a major religio-archeological dig.

 (See Nostradamus Quatrain V 92, ‘Après le Siège tenu dix et sept ans, Cinq changeront en tel révolu terme’ a couplet that contains the jumbled letters of ‘Achille Ratti’ his real name)

 Did the old Pope die suspiciously? There was talk of poisoning found in the diary of the late Cardinal Tisserant. Was this Pope’s unprosecuted killer one of the Conclave of Cardinals and/or a Fascist sympathizer? Rumour has it that Il Duce commissioned the poisoning from a medical doctor, the father of his mistress, to head-off the imminent publication of a Papal encyclical denouncing all fascism.

Pius XII held the Seat during a time of disgrace for the powerful non-Sabbatarian churches. Were they ordered by Hitler or was he carried by their misguided social premises? To say that Jews were but half or less of the German holocaust is not be a denier: exactly the opposite. My own late brother-in-law was among advance troops approaching Dachau and says that the smell of charnelled flesh hung heavily in the air from a couple of miles in, like a permanent curtain. Through the 30’s/40’s and despite a Concordance many Catholics suffered badly as did any person or group the Nazis disliked. (About 17 million deaths including 6 million Jews.) Yet there do seem to have been shady reciprocations with the German Nazis among the non-Sabbatarians: witness that important Nazis had dispersed undercover to the USA and Southern Hemisphere after the German surrender and not only with Allied governmental aid.

(See Nostradamus Quatrain V 56, ‘Par le décès du très vieillard pontife, Sera esleu Romain do bon aage’ a couplet that contains the jumbled letters of Rome aristocrat  ‘Eugenio Pacelli’ his real name)

Oh, to see ourselves as others see us! The smiling sovereign Pope John Paul I was immensely popular in the world but rejected by many Cardinals as lightweight, being neither a global political player nor deeply opinionated on matters of the curia.

(See Nostradamus Quatrain VI 57, ‘‘Celuy qu’estoir bien auant le regne, Ayant chef rouge proche la hierarchie’ a couplet that contains the jumbled letters of ‘Albino Luciani’ his real name)

One month into his reign in 1978 (a Year of Three Popes***) his corpse was found upright in bed. He had intended to make swift changes to theVatican’s financial hierarchy and so poisoning has been asserted by more than one interested author.

*** There have been several years with two papal deaths and therefore three Popes including the Fifteenth Century Schism which even saw three living popes simultaneously. Oh well, everything happens in threes?

Today some Christians, the Vatican in particular, are aware of certain coming changes signalling something akin to End Time and are making big preparations at the highest levels: co-ordinating disparate limbs of the Church and perhaps even putting inquisition back into a place of readiness. Of course, they are their own authority on this, i.e. they cannot boast of divine authority without producing contemporary miracles and nor can anyone else.

Michel de Nostredame does not speculate over, say, who the Two Witnesses in Revelation may be or the coming of the new tribe of Joseph. Michel’s own End Time cast is perhaps different.

(See the Nostradamus Quatrain I 96 THIS IS HIM)

UPDATE: 21st March 2012: JP Morgan (who are no angels) just closed the Vatican Holy See’s account due to lack of transparency at a time when Vatican City is striving to be allowed onto the roster of countries with sufficient anti-fraud-anti-money-laundering regulation in place. How can God regulate His own Bank? Without human intervention! Of course, I’m joking. As with lying, money is the most unreal human construct of all and therefore the least holy. Maybe their tax-free giant Bank should go the way of the world.

(See the website http://nostradamondo.wordpress.com/and these Articles ‘LA CANNON’S NOSTRADAMUS AND OTHER WORLD’S END GAME PLAYERSand ‘MALACHY’S POPES AND NOSTRADAMUS’)

Of course, there are other threads in addition to those that I have followed here. The obvious ones are well-explored. Nostradamus researcher Karen Linneberg unusually puts four quatrains together on the infidelity of flirtatious Anne of Austria, mother of the Sun King Louis XIV of France. Charles A. Ward runs a thread through Nostradamus History by taking every reference to “AEmathien” to imply direct descendancy from Louis the Sun King. Forceful disturbances in the month of May and Vestal fires also feature repeatedly plus allusions to certain unnamed legends such as the ‘fire from the sky’ death of Phaeton and named others like Deucalion. In fact, the longest connecting thread is about a future Global Deluge and this prophecy was virtually unique to Michel de Nostredame.


                                              Nigel Raymond Offord © 2012